Careers

The Houston Food Bank, a non-profit food distributor, is seeking highly energetic team players for the following available positions:

PLEASE NOTE: No incomplete applications will be accepted. All positions may require work on alternate Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Please send resume, clearly noting the job that you're applying for, to:

Houston Food Bank

Attn: HR/Position applied for

535 Portwall Street

Houston, TX 77029

713-547-8655 


E-mail: jobs@houstonfoodbank.org. (Please add the job title to the subject of your e-mail).

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Assistant Warehouse Manager (Nights)

Manages/supervises a support team of Operation Supervisors in overseeing the efficient receipt, storage, order fulfillment, and distribution of donation/purchased inventory by managing/supervising warehouse associates, casuals, and volunteers, processes, and systems. Ensure productivity targets are met and maintained as well as that the workplace health, safety and sanitation requirements are met. Also manage/supervise teams of warehouse associates, casuals, and volunteers and deal with personnel issues such as the recruitment, training, evaluating and discipline are done in a timely manner.

Education/Experience

High school diploma/GED or Associates of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree (preferred). Five years of experience in related field including manufacturing, food service, inventory logistics, general accounting, purchasing and data entry. Warehouse/management-related certifications such as NIMS, ServeSafe, and/or Voice Pick Solutions (VOX Ware, Vocollect, Lucas-Jennifer, etc.), and other Warehouse Management Systems.

Skills/Abilities

Expected to work independently and an organized and detail-oriented self-starter. Forklift certified. Must possess strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with strong problem-solving abilities. May have to enter a large amount of data into system. Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications.

  


Warehouse Lead

Position responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day functions within the Warehouse as they relate to order selecting, cycle counting, bin slotting, shift planning schedules, administration, recruiting and personnel supervision processes. Provides exceptional customer service and support to Agency Services and Operations programs as needed. Maintain professional business relationships with staff and outside contacts. Keeps management well informed of relevant activities, as well as maintains and upholds safety and sanitation expectations of the company.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience. Experience in food warehousing required; inventory management and customer service experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
Attentive to detail and strong problem-solving abilities.
Ability to operate all types of warehouse machinery, standup & sit down forklift, long and short pallet jack, manual jack, computer, copier and other business equipment.

  


Logistics Supervisor

Position supervises Professional Truck Drivers on Houston Food Bank staff and reports to the Logistics Manager. Performs administration of programs, policies, and procedures for transportation department, including the schedules, routing, and assignment of drivers and vehicles. Works with managers to develop and implement policies, processes, and objectives. Monitors transportation operations to ensure staff members comply with company rules, safety procedures, and government regulations. Conducts continuous analysis of vehicle and driver assignments and analyzes scheduling for possible efficiencies and consolidation. Reviews and analyzes reports, such as Metrics for trends and recommends changes. Communicates with equipment, material suppliers, and maintenance providers when services are needed. Resolves customer complaints and promotes staff development.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED. Degree in management or related field preferred. 5 years of experience in transportation related systems, data collection, budgeting, DOT regulations, utilizing routing software and maintenance management software, and staff development. Class A CDL preferred.

Skills/Abilities
Ability to utilize systems such as Direct Route, DRtrack, Dossier, Ceres, and PeopleNet.
Ability to communicate complex information in a clear, consistent, and timely manner.
Strong problem-solving skills.
Attentive to detail and self-motivated/directed
Ability to operate a computer, copier, fax, and other business equipment.

 


Warehouse Trainer

The position is responsible for training warehouse staff at all levels, positions, and stages of employment on all approved operating procedures including loading, unloading, scanning, labeling, moving, staging, replenishing, and stacking product for the purpose of shipping, receiving, and picking.  Ensures Houston Food Bank safety, housekeeping, and quality standards are met.  Responsible for counting and inspecting product, notifying leadership when there are damages or discrepancies, operating all equipment safely and efficiently, and performing all duties as assigned while meeting company objectives.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience.  Forklift and pallet jack Trainer Certified, or must obtain within 90 days.  Experience in food warehousing, receiving/shipping, or inventory required.  Must obtain ServeSafe certification within 6 months of employment.

Skills/Abilities

Performs job duties with minimal supervision
Able to communicate complex information clearly
Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and accomplishes tasks in a timely manner.
Adapts to change and thrives in a fast-paced work environment. 
Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Strong problem-solving skills.

 


CAP Coordinator

The Houston Food Bank Client Assistance Program (CAP) assists clients with applying for state public benefit programs such as SNAP (formerly known as SNAP), Medicaid, CHIP, TANF and others. The Client Assistance Coordinator will provide SNAP education, application assistance and interview clients for state public benefit programs. The Client Assistance Coordinator will provide application assistance to clients for state public benefit programs at various social service agencies within 12 counties.

Education/Experience

BA in Social Work, Social Sciences, Marketing, Business or closely related field preferred or 60+ college hours in a related field plus 2 years of related work providing case work or case management services to clients. Must have a valid Government issued driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation.  Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Experience in a social service agency preferred.  Proficiency using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required. Ability to understand and follow directions and complete complex state benefit applications. Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition and multiplication. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and customer service skills.

 


Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

Position coordinates all aspects of nutrition programming with health care partners, understanding the clinical, in-patient perspective, as well as advocating for the necessity of community health resources. Collaborates with Food For Change to initiate, develop and manage relationships with health care partners, organizations and clinics, including grant-funded special projects and continuous activities, by providing nutrition expertise.  Provides food insecurity training, menu and product recommendations both internally and externally, develops chronic condition-specific programming, assists with evaluation design, and maintains relationships with clinical and community partners. 

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in Nutrition, Health Education, Public Health or related field. Must be a registered dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Minimum 3 years of clinical nutrition experience and knowledge of clinical, in-patient health care and nutrition and public health required. Understanding of food banking preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Excel, Word, Publisher, SharePoint and Outlook.  Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others, able to communicate complex information clearly, attentive to detail, strong problem-solving abilities, able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. 

 


Facility Maintenance Technician

Position is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to maintain, repair, and troubleshoot production, material handling equipment (MHE), and facility equipment.  Conduct daily inspection of MHE and schedule repairs.  Must follow all food and equipment maintenance safety regulations. Supervise all volunteers assigned to the facilities through delegation to appropriate staff.

Education/Experience

Associate’s degree or commensurate industry experience.  Previous experience in food warehousing is preferred.  Technical capacity required.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Communication proficiency (oral and written).
Attentive to detail.
Strong problem-solving abilities.
Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.
Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment.
Stand up forklift experience.

 


Grants Coordinator

The focus of this position will be to produce (primarily) foundation grant proposals for Houston Food Bank as well as to explore and develop new grant opportunities. Specifically, the Grants Coordinator is charged with identifying, researching, monitoring and applying for available funding opportunities that advance the mission of Houston Food Bank and coordinating the administration of and reporting on awarded funds.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Liberal Arts or related discipline. Three - four (3 - 4) years experience directly related to grant writing / administration. Equivalent combination of education and experience considered. Writing samples will be required for all final candidates.

Skills/Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques; ability to coordinate well with people from a variety of backgrounds; strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others; ability to read and interpret written instructions and guidelines; attention to detail; strong organizational skills; strong writing skills; ability to perform research and analyze data; knowledge of basic budget procedures.

 


Inventory Supervisor

Supervises associates responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records and on-hand inventory balances available while troubleshooting inventory issues and documenting processes for continuous improvement. In addition, interface with other departments, programs, and member agencies to ensure product needs are met. Setting operational standards for all staff to follow. Make sure that employees are regularly briefed, supervised, and trained while maintaining optimal stock levels to ensure timely availability of product and managing excess and ageing stock. Assist Inventory Manager with physical inventories.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience. Required experience in food warehousing, receiving/shipping, or inventory. 1- 2 years previous experience in office work and 1- 2 years experience with receiving or other inventory related work.

Skills/Abilities

Forklift Certified or get certification with probation. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to communicate complex information clearly. Attentive to detail. Strong problem-solving abilities. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel. Ability to operate all types of computer, copier and other business equipment.

 


Agency Services Representative

Position is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day Agency Services functions.  Position will work in the community monitoring, recruiting, providing technical assistance to new and existing partner agencies.  May be responsible for developing or modifying training course/materials for best practices.  Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

Education/Experience

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Social Work, Business, Humanities or a related field; 1+ years of related work experience.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.
Able to communicate complex information clearly.
Attentive to detail.
Strong problem-solving abilities.
Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.
Ability to operate computer, copier and other business equipment.

 


School Programs Assistant

Responsible for managing the administrative, clerical, and other school support to the School Programs Manager and staff. Will assist with programs/partnerships operated at the Houston Food Bank including but not limited to Teachers Aid, School Pantry and special programs/projects. Collects and organizes data and records pertaining to the School Program. May be responsible for developing or modifying practices, including the use of electronic filing rather than paper records.  These programs serve schools and sites in Houston Food Bank’s 18-county service area with services such food distribution programs and distributing school supplies to teachers thru a school supply center and mobile distributions.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma or GED required. Some college preferred. Previous office experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Excel, Word and Outlook. Bilingual is preferred, but not required. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

 


Operations Supervisor

Provide operational leadership to hourly workforce to ensure the execution of daily tasks and activities including safety, loading/unloading of trailers, cross docking, customer service, shift planning, productivity, load quality, inventory control, warehouse personnel administration, and supervision in a manner consistent with company vision and cost objectives. Work within a multi-climate, multi-shift operations. Standing from 8-10 hours daily.

Education/Experience

College degree or High School Diploma and 1- 2 years of warehouse and food inventory, including receiving/shipping, experience. Warehouse Management Systems, voice pick systems.

Skills/Abilities

Supervise warehouse operations including customer service, freight loading and unloading, and proper documentation and procedure control. Evaluate and recommend changes in preferred work methods to increase productivity of warehouse operations. Assist in new associate training, provide relief coverage for operational duties when associates utilize time-off or are absent from the shift, have a thorough working knowledge of the warehouse operating systems in order to ensure operational compliance and correct exception resolution. Complete all necessary records and reports in a timely and accurate fashion. Strong customer service abilities and disposition to assist others. Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills with stout problem-solving abilities. Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications.

Please email resume to Operations at Operations@houstonfoodbank.org.

 


Security Associate

Maintains safe and secure environment for customers, volunteers and employees by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. Provides support to the Loss Prevention Manager, and assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.

Education/Experience

Require a high school diploma or its equivalent with previous years of experience in the field or in a related area.  Previous military, law enforcement or security experience is a plus. 2 years direct experience and/or equivalent training. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Ability to rely on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

Skills/Abilities

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and related information technology. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others.

 


Housekeeping Associate

Responsible for routinely monitoring the cleanliness and hygiene situations of the 1st Floor of the Portwall facility by adhering to the health and safety standards outlined in the Facility SOP to provide a clean and sanitary environment. The position will lead and mentor Blue bade Volunteers who assist on the 1st Floor in maintaining the cleaning required to meet and exceed the quality standards staff and volunteers have grown accustom to at the Portwall facility.

Education/Experience

High School Diploma and/or GED equivalent. Related work experience preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Must be able to read, write, and perform basic math. Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Able to coordinate well with other departments and personnel.

 


Professional Driver

Deliver Member Agency orders and pick up food donations and/or purchased products timely, accurately, and strictly in compliance to all establish guidelines set by the Houston Food Bank, Department of Transportation, all local, state and federal guidelines while providing exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers.

Education/Experience

High school diploma or approved equivalency, valid Texas Commercial Driver's License:

  • Class "A" for tractor/trailer equipment
  • Class "B" for bobtail equipment
  • Class "C" for all other equipment

Skills/Abilities

Approved three-year (clean/clear/no violations) Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), able to pass Department of Transportation (DOT) physical. Three years driving/operating "Equipment" based on classifications above and all MHE (Material Handling Equipment). Possess strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others; communicate complex information timely, consistently and clearly; attentive to detail; self motivated/directed; ability to problem solve, coordinate and have positive interaction with other departments, personnel and "customers" of the Houston Food Bank.



Warehouse Associate

The Warehouse Associate will perform routine warehousing tasks such as shipping, receiving, production, housekeeping tasks on the Second Shift Operation. Shipping tasks include picking, loading, and shipment of orders. Receiving tasks include unloading truck shipments and stocking warehouse locations. Production tasks include order fulfillment.

Experience and Skills

High school diploma, GED, or commensurate industry experience in food warehousing and food distribution with minimum of two years food warehouse experience in shipping, receiving, production, and housekeeping.



Warehouse Casual

The Warehouse Casual is a part-time position and is responsible for maintaining smooth operations of all day-to-day functions within the Warehouse, Volunteer Production and Facility departments.

Education/Experience

High school diploma, GED or commensurate industry experience.  Previous experience in food warehousing and/or like business is preferred.

Skills/Abilities

Strong customer service skills and willingness to assist others. Ability to coordinate well with other departments and personnel, operate computer, copier, other business equipment and a manual jack. Must be able to exert up to 60 lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 45 lbs. frequently and 35 lbs constantly.



Please send resume, clearly noting the job that you're applying for, to:


Houston Food Bank

Attn: HR/Position applied for

535 Portwall Street

Houston, TX 77029

713-223-3700

Fax: 713-547-8687

E-mail: jobs@houstonfoodbank.org 

  

  

  

  

  

   

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

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Recruiting Scam

The Houston Food Bank has recently become aware that criminals are using its name, branding, and false but realistic looking websites/emails in employment recruiting scams. These scams may appear professional and legitimate. However, they are not legitimate or affiliated with the Houston Food Bank in any way. Prospective applicants should carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications that appear to come from the Houston Food Bank or any other employer to help stop fraud and avoid falling victim to such online scams.

The Houston Food Bank accepts no responsibility for any payments incurred as a result of this fraudulent activity.

The Houston Food Bank Never:

  • Sends unsolicited job offers or employment contracts of any kind
  • Requires any fees, payments or access to any of your financial, bank or any other types of accounts

The Houston Food Bank Always:

  • Requires applicants to interview with a Houston Food Bank representative prior to the extension of any job offer
  • Uses an email address ending in @houstonfoodbank.org

Helpful Resources

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Questions? We're Here to Help.

If you ever have any questions regarding the authenticity of any communication sent purportedly by or on behalf of the Houston Food Bank’s Human Resources Department or members of its recruiting team, please contact the Houston Food Bank at 713-223-3700.


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